Family: Do you keep the bonds strong? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:01

COLOURS OF LIFE

BY GRACE C. ESPIRITUSANTO

 

“The bonds of home and family, if lost – by misfortune or sin, can never be restored. Nothing can adequately compensate for the loss of the love of a father or a mother, of a sister or brother; that is the sacred bond of life.”—  Barry

Marriage is the only sacred bond that will make a family. A simple ceremony will suffice but those who can afford prefer to have big, pompous weddings.  But the most important thing is how the couple fulfills the vows they make on that very special and meaningful day.

My own family can not be called perfect. Although our parents were married in civil rites, they never really had a church wedding, something, I know all women would love to have – the reason, mom’s a Protestant and Papang was a Catholic. Religion was never a hindrance in their relationship. We all grew up seeing them in love day in and day out. When there are misunderstandings and Mom gets very angry, Papang would just put on the phonograph and dance with her. There was never a day that they won’t go out together, mind you, either holding hands or with Papang’s arms around Mom’s shoulder - that’s how loving they were.

At home, our children will never learn to appreciate quality family time if we do not allow them to experience what it is all about. The real happiness of family bonding is sharing precious moments where they will remember and cherish even after it is long gone.  But always remember, the family that prays together, stays together.

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” — Dr. Joyce Brothers

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